[Sfbay-news] Indybay Weekly Update For Thursday October 12th 2006
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Indybay Weekly Update For Thursday October 12th 2006
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* Between 420,000 and 790,000 Iraqis Killed Since US Invasion
* October 16th Protest to Demand "Self-Determination for our Communities!"
* October 22nd is the 11th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality
* Maritime Workers Picket Hornblower Yachts on Sunday Morning
* Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act Becomes Law
* The 13th Annual Peace and Unity March
* First Member of SHAC 7 Begins Jail Sentence
October 12th 8:00 PM: Oaxaca in Crisis: APPO Representatives at the Brown Berets meeting (Speaker)
October 13th 9:00 AM: Gabe Meyer's Hearing! Support Gabe (Court Date)
October 13th 4:00 PM: Political Prisoners Forum/40th Anniversary Reunion of BPP (Panel Discussion)
October 13th 7:00 PM: All Women Human Rights Delegation's Report Back from the Philippines (Panel Discussion)
October 13th 7:30 PM: Film: Iraq for Sale: the war profiteers with speaker Dahr Jamail (Screening)
October 14th 2:00 PM: "One Country" a talk and book signing with Ali Abunimah (Speaker)
October 16th 12:00 AM: International Anti McDonald's Day (Protest)
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Between 420,000 and 790,000 Iraqis Killed Since US Invasion
Estimated 655,000 Iraqis Killed in the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
10/12/06 - iraq
A Johns Hopkins study published in UK journal The Lancet estimates that 655,000 more Iraqis have died as a result of war and political violence since March, 2003 than would have died if mortality rates had remained the same as during 2002. Both violent and nonviolent death rates are now significantly above pre-war values, with the violence mainly concentrated in Sunni areas. The death rate in the past year is also signficantly above the death rate for previous years. PDF of Johns Hopkins study
October 16th Protest to Demand "Self-Determination for our Communities!"
SF Communities to Take the Protest to City Hall
10/12/06 - poverty
On Monday, October 16th, people will gather on the steps of San Francisco City Hall from 11am to 4pm, to call for an end to what they say is officially-sanctioned depopulation of the poor and people of color from the neighborhoods that they have traditionally inhabited.
October 22nd is the 11th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality
Protests and Vigils to Be Held in SF, San Jose, Fresno, and Around the Country
10/12/06 - police | us
Sunday, October 22nd will be the 11th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation. Events will be held in cities all over the country, with people wearing black and remembering the names of people who have been killed by law enforcement. In San Francisco, people will gather at 2pm at Haight and Stanyan. They will march at 2:30pm to Jefferson Square Park for a rally that will start at 4pm. In San Jose, people will gather at 4pm at 888 East Santa Clara Street to hear from people whose lives have been directly impacted by police use of force and repression. In Fresno, people will march from Justice Corner at 3pm to N street and Mariposa for a rally and vigil.
Maritime Workers Picket Hornblower Yachts on Sunday Morning
Alcatraz Ferry Workers Demand Justice
10/07/06 - labor
On Sunday, October 8th at 9:00am, maritime workers and other trade unionists picketed Hornblower Yachts at Pier 33 in San Francisco. Photos They planned to return at 4am on Monday to picket the boats that ferried people to Alcatraz for the Indigenous People's Day commemoration. Alcatraz Cruises, part of the anti-union Hornblower Yachts, took over the contract to run the Alcatraz ferry service using non-union crews. The IBU and the MMP, unions that represent workers there, have been negotiating with Hornblower owner Terry Macrae. At issue is whether the captains or "senior" deckhands, who comprise half the workers, can be union members.
Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act Becomes Law
Nationâs First Law Addressing Use of Panic Strategies Signed by California Governor
10/06/06 - lgbtqi
The nationâs first bill to address use of panic strategies, the Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act (AB 1160), was signed into law on September 28th by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill was written by Assemblymember Sally Lieber and sponsored by Equality California. It puts California firmly on record as opposing a defendantâs use of societal bias against their victim in order to decrease their own culpability for a crime.
The 13th Annual Peace and Unity March
Watsonville Community Marches Against Violence
10/06/06 - poverty | santacruz
After the tragic gang-related murders of Jessica, 9, and Jorge Cortez, 16, in 1994, the Peace and Unity March was organized by the Watsonville Brown Berets to address the gang warfare going on in their community. The march has been historically led by families of the victims of violence, demanding an end to all violence, including war and government oppression. About 150 people attended this year's ceremony, vigil, speakout, rally and march held on October 7th.
First Member of SHAC 7 Begins Jail Sentence
Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty Activists Convicted Under Animal Enterprise Protection Act
10/05/06 - police | animalliberation
On October 3rd, Andrew Stepanian started a three-year prison term, becoming the first person to do time under the Animal Enterprise Protection Act. Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) activists were not accused of causing physical damage to property or people. They were convicted of targeting Huntingdon Life Sciences by maintaining a website which contained information that could potentially be used to commit a crime. Congress has been working to pass more laws offering special protection for businesses that profit from the use of animals and restricting the free speech of peaceful activists.
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